Updated December 18th, 2023 at 15:07 IST

Jack Black wishes The Super Mario Bros sequel to be a Bowser musical like Joker 2

Based on the beloved Nintendo video game series, the animated film The Super Mario Bros follows the adventures of two plumber brothers in a magical underworld

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Jack Black, one of the voices behind the animated box office hit The Super Mario Bros. Movie, is eagerly awaiting news about a potential sequel. Expressing his enthusiasm, the actor noted the radio silence from Universal Pictures and Illumination, stating, “I’ve been chomping at the bit to get back to business.”

The success of The Super Mario Bros. movie

Based on the beloved Nintendo video game series, the animated film follows the adventures of two plumber brothers in a magical underworld as they strive to rescue a captured princess from the villainous Bowser. Alongside Black, the star-studded voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Day.

Comedy to music: Jack Black's creative spectrum

While renowned for his comedic roles in films like Bernie and School of Rock, Black showcases his creative spectrum by co-writing the hilarious and powerful ballad Peaches for the animated feature. Discussing the song's origin, he emphasises his protective stance on the Tenacious D side of his career and how the collaboration with the filmmakers unfolded.

Black, known for his comedic prowess, discusses the prospect of an Oscar nomination in a non-acting category for his work on Peaches. Alongside him, actors like Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler are also potential contenders in non-acting categories, marking a shift in their career trajectories.

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Amid speculations about a sequel, Black shares his vision for the potential follow-up, proposing the title Bowser’s Revenge. He envisions a full musical structure, drawing inspiration from the approach Todd Phillips is rumoured to take with Joker 2.

What's next for Jack Black?

Looking ahead, Black reveals his role in Eli Roth’s Borderlands, where he plays a robot named Claptrap alongside Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett. Playfully recounting Blanchett's reaction to his character, Black adds humor to the mix as he teases her jealousy, stating, “She was like, ‘What the fuck? I want to be the robot!'”

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 15:07 IST